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09 Dec 2018 | 09:49 PM UTC

France: High winds reported in Corsica December 9

France News Alert

High wind gusts reported in Corsica December 9, causing flight and train disruptions; winds weakening as of Sunday evening

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/9/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/10/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Corsica

Event

High winds of 130-150 km/h (80-93 mph) and locally stronger gusts buffeted Corsica on Sunday, December 9, causing significant flight and train disruptions. Météo-France issued red warnings (advising extreme vigilance) for Corsica on Sunday due to the violent winds; as of 22:00 (local time), the warnings have been downgraded to yellow advisories (advising caution) due to weakening winds. Wind gusts of 90-120 km/h (55-75 mph) are nonetheless possible in Corsica over the coming hours before the winds subside on Monday morning (local time), December 10. Residual transportation disruptions (including flight and train delays and cancelations) are to be expected.  

Advice

Individuals in Corsica are advised to monitor local weather forecasts, prepare for residual transportation disruptions, confirm travel reservations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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